Saturday, November 05, 2011

There's a reason for that, actually.

"It's legal to carry a concealed weapon in a restaurant! Somebody help me! But it is illegal to carry a gun in the state legislature!" -Mayor Coleman, of Columbus, OH
Well, Mr. Mayor, that's because we can trust waitresses to rarely do things that make people want to shoot them.

18 comments:

Bob said...

Twain noted that Congress the only native criminal class, after all, and it's criminals we train to defend ourselves from...

Suz said...

Amen.

Joel said...

Heh.

Ed Rasimus said...

In Texas if you have a CHL you can bypass the metal detectors when entering the state capitol.

rickn8or said...

"Well, Mr. Mayor, that's because we can trust waitresses to rarely do things that make people want to shoot them. "

Carve THAT in stone. The best explanation yet as to why legislators are afraid of CCW.

Tam said...

Ed,

"In Texas if you have a CHL you can bypass the metal detectors when entering the state capitol."

In Ohio (and Indiana) you don't have to leave it in the bar parking lot. :)

BGMiller said...

"we can trust waitresses to rarely do things that make people want to shoot them"

Well...
I don't know about that...
I've worked in a couple of restaurants where that didn't hold true.

BGM

Nathan said...

Somebody should lend Mayor Coleman a copy of this H. Beam Piper classic.

RandyGC said...

He's right! It is a travesty! We must expand right to carry to include the State Legislature!

Brad K. said...

This makes sense.

I don't want risk eating in a Disarmed Victim Zone.

The legislature bows to special interests that figure criminals and other people that break the laws and harm others won't want to break *their* rule in *their* legislature.

See, if there was a shooting in the legislature, only the *shooter* gets to choose how many times she/he lets fly. By law.

I like having more folk voting, when I eat.

Son of Sam Adams said...

Being Guy Fawkes Day and all, perhaps Mayor Coleman should imagine himself suffering the penalty for High Treason in Merrie Olde England.

joe said...

In VA, we can carry concealed in bars & restaurants AND bypass the metal detectors at the legislature.

Tam said...

joe,

"In VA, we can carry concealed in bars & restaurants"

'bout time. ;)

Borepatch said...

Ooh, you're getting your TJIC on!

;-)

Anonymous said...

That's not true Tam, my elected rep rarely, nay, never give me reason to shoot them.

Shoot is noisy and fast and I am by nature a calm and slow to anger sort.

Hanging though, now there's something I could get behind, a nice slow hanging of politicians one at a time, their diminishing breath whistling as the noose tightens...

I suspect after the first dozen the remainder of them in the audience would prove "encouraged".

And rope won't trigger a metal detector.

Kristopher said...

I think Mayor Coleman has a point there.

It should be lawful to carry guns in the legislature.

I would also consider decriminalizing dueling in the legislature.

joe said...

Yeah, it only took VCDL a decade or so. I'm still waiting for the "blood in the streets" and "drunken shootouts" I was promised...

Audrey said...

Ed, Tam
In Idaho, you don't have to pass through a metal detector to get into the State Capitol, and bars aren't illegal for carry either.